Roll on a coat of primer followed by gloss or semigloss paint
(glossy paints are easier to wipe clean).
Table 1--Effect of Three Thickener Chemistries on Rheological Properties (a) Semigloss Paint
HMHEC plus High High 30PVC/38VS Conventional Performance Performance HEUR HEUR #1 HEUR #2 HMHK 1.
Table 10: Properties of phthalo blue containing various dispersants in alkyd resin semigloss paint
Dispersant Dosage on [delta]E Gloss Color Water blue (%) strength resistance P41E 20 3.
Painted walls near the work center should be covered with semigloss paint
so they can be wiped clean.
The old way to make walls washable was to use a semigloss paint
, but semigloss is not appropriate in many cases, and your ceiling is a good example.
Possible causes include shaking a partially filled can of paint, use of low quality paint or very old latex paint, applying paint too quickly or excessive rolling and brushing, using a low quality roller cover or wrong nap length or applying a gloss or semigloss paint
over a porous surface.
Several of our Field Editors tell about having to repaint entire rooms because they touched up flat walls with semigloss paint
Table 1 --Coalescent Abbreviations Abbreviation Coalescent Name Coalescent Manufacturer CB1 Blend of dipropylene glycol Emerald dibenzoate and diethylene glycol Kalama dibenzoate Chemical CB3 50:50 blend of dipropylene Emerald glycol dibenzoate and diethylene Kalama glycol dibenzoate Chemical CLVOC Commercial non-dibenzoate type Several low-VOC coalescent TXMB 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol Several monoisobutyrate X20 Triblend of dibenzoates Emerald Kalama Chemical Table 2--Acrylic Semigloss Paint
Formulation (12) Material Type Amount (lb) Water 219 Propylene glycol 7 Ammonium hydroxide (28%) 1.
Spot-prime filled areas, especially if you're using gloss or semigloss paint
, or else the paint will be dull in filled areas.
In Figure 4, a semigloss paint
formulated with an APE-containing surfactant is compared to a paint formulated with a non-APE-containing surfactant.
It turns out that we should have used semigloss paint
instead of flat.
A semigloss paint
formulation with 26% pigment volume concentration (PVC) and 30% volume solids (VS) was used to evaluate block resistance of various acrylic latexes.